Industry associations send message to administration and Congress on ethanol policy

On May 4, a letter was sent from a group of industry partners to the Trump administration and Congress. The coalition of recreational boating and sportfishing interests urged action to fix America’s broken ethanol policy. The American Sportfishing Association , Boat Owners Association of The United States, National Marine Manufacturers Association and Marine Retailers Association …
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Industry associations send message to administration and Congress on ethanol policy

On May 4, a letter was sent from a group of industry partners to the Trump administration and Congress. The coalition of recreational boating and sportfishing interests urged action to fix America’s broken ethanol policy. The American Sportfishing Association , Boat Owners Association of The United States, National Marine Manufacturers Association and Marine Retailers Association …
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Survey: Americans still confused about ethanol, fuel choices

A new nationwide research study of over 2,000 adults 18+ conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute has found that Americans seem to remain confused about new fuel choices at the pump and their appropriate usage. Consumers mis-fueling their engine products also remains a concern. This year’s poll shows …
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RFA urges members speak out against ethanol mandate

The Recreational Fishing Alliance is encouraging its members to take action on ethanol by participating in a campaign being conducted through Boating United, a grassroots platform organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. In May, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed increasing renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017. The announcement was met with dismay from NMMA …
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Ethanol and marine engines: Setting the record straight

Editor’s note: The author submitted this post in response to a recent article on the results of a Boating Industry reader survey, “Survey: Ethanol repair issues growing.” All opinions are those of the author. The article has not been edited, except where indicated with “Editor’s note.” Misinformation and scare tactics about ethanol have once again …
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EPA agrees to deadline for 2014, 2015 ethanol mandates

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Friday, April 10th, the EPA set a November 30th deadline to issue the 2014 and 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard mandates. The announcement comes as a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM).  The two groups filed a lawsuit against […]
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EPA agrees to deadline for 2014, 2015 ethanol mandates

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Friday, April 10th, the EPA set a November 30th deadline to issue the 2014 and 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard mandates. The announcement comes as a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM).  The two groups filed a lawsuit against […]
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Feinstein, Toomey propose bill to repeal ethanol mandate

A bipartisan duo of U.S. senators have introduced a bill to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015 was introduced Thursday by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is also a co-sponsor. The bill is similar to […]
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House bill aims at reforming Renewable Fuel Standard, ethanol rules

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are making another attempt to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the RFS Reform Act of 2015 today. The bill would eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels. It is a modified version of a bill Goodlatte introduced in the […]
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